Canon RP Reviews
NOT FOR VIDEO
Rated 4 out of 5
I shoot mainly video, hardly any photography. I have an R6 as my A-cam and was looking for something in the same family as my B-cam so I could match colors between the two cameras more easily. I think this camera is fine, it does the job okay. Full frame for this cheap, that was my biggest selling point.
The footage from this camera is not super great. It could be because I had a cheap lens on it (RF 24-105 f/4-7.1). I slapped on my 24-70mm f/2.8 USM II and the resulting footage was much better (crazy the difference a lens can make in image quality) but still not superb. The two areas it is lacking most in my opinion is the autofocus and the lack of menu options. I had the 24-70mm f/2.8 USM II on it, a very popular and very sharp lens, and the RP's autofocus took about 4 times as long to find the focus as my R6 did. It was also not very reliable. I came back from an entire day of shooting to find that most of an hour-long interview, it was focusing on the wall behind my subject, when my subject was directly in front of the camera. You could say it's my fault for not monitoring the camera for the whole time, but when you're a one man band wearing all the hats anyways, a camera that's mainly unreliable, and doesn't check off my boxes the way I was planning it to, doesn't make sense to keep in my camera bag.
Overall, I'm selling this camera now because 1 it wasn't reliable for a whole day's shoot, 2 no C-Log (I knew this upon buying, but decided to buy anyways and I am regretting it), 3 autofocus is seriously lacking!!!! it hunts like crazy, focuses on the most random parts of your image at the worst times, and can't hold focus on a still subject in an interview setting. I'm considering buying the R7 (even though it's an APS-C sensor) because of 1 the raving reviews I've seen about it, 2 the improved autofocus, and 3 C-Log
Good Camera - but disappointing. Not "bullet-proof"
Rated 3 out of 5
Plusses: Use of legacy EOS L-series and other EF lenses with adapter. Full frame imager.
Minuses: Less robust build quality to previous DSLR generations. Dead pixels. Poor internal surge protection when using AC adaptor for webcam (fried my camera and it no longer works). Cost of repair higher than value of a 3 year old camera.
I also own an "R" model and was also sorely disappointed with it, too. Vertical line in the center of the imager required replacement. Repair cost 60% of purchasing a new one.
Early adopting of technology not advised. Imagine the newer models (2022/23) better than this early generation.
Great Travel Camera
Rated 5 out of 5
I bought this camera to upgrade the technology to a mirrorless camera. I have a Canon 6D camera and I felt as if I didn't downgrade in functionality because this camera had all the functionality and then some. This camera came with the 24-105 lens.
My Canon 6D had GPS receiver built in to geotag the images. The RP didn't have this functionality so I bought a Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2 because I like to geotag all my photos. The receiver goes on the hot shoe and it is very easy to set up. It worked very well.
The flip out screen is definitely a game changer and that was another main reason to buy the camera.
I took some pictures with the Mode Dial set to "Scene Intelligent Auto" and found the pictures came out really good. I just left the dial there, concentrating on composing the shoot.
It is a great travel camera as it is small and light. I brought with me on a bike tour of Paris.
In my opinion it is the best bank for the buck.
Great entry level camera
Rated 4 out of 5
I knew what I was getting going into with this purchase. I was looking for an entry level, full frame camera that had a good set of lenses that I could grow into with better camera bodies down-the-line. The rp fit this bill perfectly. I will continue to use my other systems for sports and high speed shooting. But I am enjoying the rp for general photography.
The ability to easily pack the rp body, an rf50f1.8, and F4 L series 24-105 and 70-200 zoom lenses in only a little more space than my M43 gear is a huge bonus.
The camera body is straightforward and easy to use. The Jpeg images are great out of camera, and there is some flexibility in the raw files, which is not very important to me, as I don't do a lot of post processing, but I can push it a little bit when I need to.
I wish the 4k video wasn't intentionally crippled with contrast detect focus. I am used to that using M43, although the better models have phase detect, so I can work with it pretty well, and the Dual pixel system with 1080 works very well.
Otherwise not much to criticize here. It would be great if the camera had ibis, and I wish it had 1 or 2 more buttons on it that could be programmed ( I miss a dedicated iso button, but use the lens control ring for that). I can live with the frame rate for what I am using the camera for. This would absolutely be a 5 star rating if the 4K video focus were better and there were a few more direct controls.
But I understand it's an entry level camera built to a price point, and I'm glad there are now a number of inexpensive lenses that people could purchase to keep the price down.. In my case I sacrificed a little bit of performance out of the body to be able to purchase the better L-series glass for the camera, it was a wise trade off for me.
Overall, for an advanced enthusiast like myself, I am very satisfied with this camera. In a few years I will look forward to upgrading to a higher performing body, but it suits my needs very well at this point. I would highly recommend anybody looking to get into full frame for a reasonable price to look at an RP body.
Excellent choice for skilled hobbyists
Rated 5 out of 5
I bought this fine little camera as a Christmas gift for my husband, totally surprising him with it. He's already thrilled with the smaller size and weight - much different from his Canon 7D Mark II - and the transition from that camera to this one seems fairly easy.
I got the R7 mirrorless in June and have had a great experience with it thus far, and I chose the RP for him because the two cameras share many of the same great features.
Having had 6 months' experience with the R7 made setting up the RP pretty easy. In both cameras, the face and eye detection features work really well. If this bit of AI interests you as a potential buyer, my experience is that Canon has nailed it for these algorithms and I'm sure they'll only improve over time as the software engineers continue to tinker.
The kit lens for the RP is certainly adequate for a range of shooting conditions that a hobbyist or semi-skilled photographer might encounter, but of course a maximum aperture of at least 2.8 is to be preferred for greater versatility in shooting conditions.
As a high-school sports professional shooter, I have a wide array of Canon lenses that can be swapped around among the two 7D Mark II bodies and now the two RP bodies, so having the kit lens for the RP for my husband as a walking around lens with max of f4-7.1 isn't a huge disadvantage.
Plus, the Canon R-mount adapter ring is reasonably priced and also is nothing but air, as is said, so there's no downside to using older lenses except for their weight.
The RP is a very nice way to introduce a skilled hobbyist to the world of mirrorless photography in a camera loaded with features at an excellent price point.
I was skeptical after reading reviews.
Rated 5 out of 5
It’s been about a year since I moved to mirrorless. I owned a t7i and 6D. Loved the color profiles of canon so I decided to stick with the brand. I was between the RP and R. While the R is more suitable for my niche’, I found the RP for a steal. I absolutely fell in love with it. I’m getting into videography more as the time goes by and decided my next upgrade I’m going big with the R5C. While the R5C is a completely different beast of a hybrid. I still see myself using my RP daily. My camera is always attached to my neck literally so the RP is perfect size to use for a second body. For the price, you can’t lose. With some knowledge behind the RP you can definitely produce some professional grade photos. I just had my work published in Canvas Rebel with the help of the critically acclaimed underdog. I’m not sure if the image post with the information attached but if you’re interested in the iso, shutter speed etc. I’m on IG @bdlayers
Great quality camera
By Satya Deva
Rated 5 out of 5
According to me, this camera is one of the best full frame cameras for beginners who are willing to shoot professional videography!! I personally suggest begginer photographers to buy this camera and learn through capturing numerous images and videos.
Rated 5 out of 5
Considering the price and quality this camera is an amazing deal the only big downside is the battery since it is a bit small